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Retail Skills Intermediate Apprenticeship at Derby College

Course description

For anyone working in a retail environment, this course is an ideal way to get ahead. Students will expand their knowledge and gain wider skills base, boosting not only their confidence but also their promotion prospects.

Course content

  • QCF Diploma in Retail Skills Level 2
  • Certificate in Retail Knowledge Level 2
  • Functional Skills English Level 1
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 1
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Entry requirements

You will be required to undertake an initial assessment before enrolling on the course. You will need to be working in a role within a retail organisation.


You will be assessed in the work place by an assessor who is assigned to you. A variety of assessment styles will be used including written questions, work books, observations and professional discussion, work products and witness testimony. In addition you will receive individual advice, support and guidance from your assigned assessor who will visit and review your progress every 12 weeks.

Future opportunities

Further Study
Students can progress to a course at a higher level, such as Advanced Apprenticeship in Retail, with the opportunity to specialise in areas such as management, sales and merchandising. They will also benefit from gaining more experience and will possibly be given more responsibility at work.

In the vast and vibrant retail sector, there are many opportunities for career progression from sales and customer service roles into management, buying and merchandising.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Derby College directly.

Last updated date: 31 March 2016

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